March 5 - 9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA
Promotional Opportunities for Pittcon 2017

The right combination of advertising and sponsorships will help you get the most out of your Pittcon experience and ensure you stand out from the competition.

By participating in the Pittcon Promotional Program you will be extending your sales message beyond the borders of your booth to reach conferees before and/or during Pittcon.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Kim Palastro: palastro@pittcon.org or call: 800-825-3221, x202.

How to Purchase Sponsorships
To purchase a sponsorship, log into your Exhibitor Dashboard and look for the “Purchase Sponsorship” tab.


Please note: The Pittsburgh Conference is a non-profit organization. The cost of purchasing a promotional opportunity may be tax deductible to your company. Please check with your tax professional/department.

Sponsorship Levels

Purchase the specified amounts listed below in promotional opportunities (including hanging banners on the exposition floor) and qualify for Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsorship Levels at Pittcon 2017.

  • Dedicated Email Blast – A dedicated email blast will be sent on your behalf to over 35,000 contacts in the Pittcon database.
  • Sponsor Thank You banner displayed in a prominent area in McCormick Place
  • Link to your website listed on the Pittcon website
  • Sponsor Thank You page in the Final Program
  • Sponsor tag in the Final Program next to exhibitor listing
  • Sponsor recognition in the Pittcon Mobile App

  • Company Spotlight – Your Company will be highlighted (image, description and URL) in an upcoming Conferee Product Spotlight eNewsletter sent to over 35,000 contacts in the Pittcon database.
  • Sponsor Thank You banner displayed in a prominent area in McCormick Place
  • Link to your website listed on the Pittcon website
  • Sponsor Thank You page in the Final Program
  • Sponsor tag in the Final Program next to exhibitor listing
  • Sponsor recognition in the Pittcon Mobile App

  • Sponsor Thank You banner displayed in a prominent area in McCormick Place
  • Link to your website listed on the Pittcon website
  • Sponsor Thank You page in the Final Program
  • Sponsor tag in the Final Program next to exhibitor listing
  • Sponsor recognition in the Pittcon Mobile App

Branding and Awareness Sponsorships

Press Room Promotions

Cost: $600
Availability: 2 participants

  • The Press Room allows media representatives to cover new products, company announcements, and special events at Pittcon.
  • Your company name and booth number will be listed as the sponsor of the refreshments in the Press Room. Recognition for your patronage will be prominently displayed on a 22″ x 28″ sign.
  • Your company literature will be distributed on tables throughout the Press Room.

Short Course Coffee Break

Cost: $600
Availability: 2 participants

  • Sponsor the Short Course break refreshments during Pittcon.
  • Recognition of your patronage will be prominently displayed on a 22″ x 28″ sign in the Short Course coffee break area for the entire week.
  • Participating exhibitors may place company literature on the tables in the break area.

Booth Drop

Cost: $2,000
Availability: 2 participants

  • Provide a one page handout that will be distributed to all exhibitors during Conference Week.
  • Handout must be approved by Pittcon Marketing prior to final production.

Shuttle Bus Ribbons

Cost: $2,000
Availability: 24 shuttle buses ribbons

  • You provide the artwork for the 2’ x 36’ ribbon that will be displayed on the door side of an official Pittcon Shuttle Bus.
  • Using the list of Pittcon 2017 Shuttle Bus routes, you will be able to select which route(s) your sponsored bus(s)

Pittcon Passport

Cost: $3,000
Availability: 12 participants

  • Your 4-color company logo and booth number will be printed on the inside of the Pittcon Passport.
  • Conferees must get their Passport stamped (stampers provided by Pittcon) by all exhibitors listed on the card. Once the Passport is completed, conferees must take it to the Pittcon booth to be entered into several prize drawings which will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
  • Passports will be distributed to conferees in the Registration area, as well as strategic locations on the exposition floor.

Attendee Registration Sponsor

Cost: $4,000
Availability: 1 participant

  • Your banner ad to appear on the registration website, registration confirmation emails and conferee housing/transportation email confirmations with click-through links.
  • Logo will also appear on the Pittcon registration landing page.

Lanyards (SOLD OUT!)

Cost: $5,000 plus production and shipping costs
Availability: 1 participant

  • Your company name will be featured on the official Pittcon 2017 badge lanyard.
  • Lanyards will be distributed to registered conferees
  • Participants may use any vendor to produce the lanyards and are responsible for production and shipping costs.
  • Lanyard design must be submitted to Pittcon Marketing for approval before final production.

Column Wraps

Cost: $6,000
Availability: 8 participants

  • Your artwork will be displayed as a wrap-around cling. This advertising is sure to get attendee’s attention on a column in a populated area of the convention center.
  • You supply the artwork and we’ll take care of the rest.

Hotel Key Cards

Cost: $8,000
Availability: 3 participants

  • Your artwork and marketing message will appear on the front and back of the key cards used in hotels in the official Pittcon block located in proximity to McCormick Place. (Front: 4-color CMYK. Back: 2-color Pantone.)
  • Simply submit your artwork and we do the rest! Promote a new product, drive traffic to your booth, outline successes or achievements, list key meetings or events.

Relaxation Station (SOLD OUT!)

Cost: $10,000
Availability: 1 participant

  • Your company will be featured on signage and in the Final Program as the sponsor of the Relaxation Station at Pittcon.
  • The Relaxation Station will include one greeter and four licensed massage therapists providing short, stress relieving massages.
  • Conferees will need to visit your booth to pick up a coupon in order to receive a free massage at the Relaxation Station.
  • You may provide therapists with company shirts (must be short sleeve t-shirt or polo style shirt, no oxford style shirts).
  • Your company literature will be distributed to all participating conferees.
  • Participation automatically qualifies you for Silver Sponsorship Level.
  • Souvenir Bag Inserts

    Cost: $7,500 (5,000 bags)
    Availability: 3 participants

    • You create and print the promotional piece of your choice and we’ll insert it into the souvenir bag distributed to conferees at Pittcon 2017.
    • Pittcon reserves the right to approve the insert. Some examples of acceptable pieces are, but not limited to, a brochure, pamphlet or die-cut piece. If you have a creative idea for an insert, please email palastro@pittcon.org.

    Escalator Clings

    $5,000 per cling – OR $8,000 for set of 2
    Availability: 8 participants

    • Your company’s artwork will be displayed along the median of an escalator bank in a populated area in the convention center, giving you a huge chunk of advertising space!
    • You supply the artwork and we take care of everything else!
    Digital Sponsorships

    Conferee Newsletter Banner Ad

    Cost: $2,000
    Availability: 8 participants (1 per month)

    • You provide the 120 x 600 pixel banner ad (Pittcon reserves the right to approve artwork) with a link to your website to be included in an issue of the monthly conferee e-newsletter sent to more than 35,000 potential customers.
    • Select which month(s) you would like to sponsor.

    iTab App Sponsor

    Cost: $2,000
    Availability: 10 participants

    • Place your company app (Android), PDF or video on the iTab home screen that will be featured in the Magnificient Mile Park.
    • Great way to market outside of your booth and raise awareness of your brand, product or mobile app.
    • Tip: Create a PDF with company/product information and interactive links to website, videos, interactive sites, etc. (Max File Size: 1 GB)

    Product Spotlight Email

    Cost: $3,000
    Availability: 6 participants

    • If you are launching a new product and looking to drive traffic to your booth, the Product Spotlight is a great way to deliver your message to over 35,000 contacts in our database.
    • You provide the 250 x 250 image saved as a .jpg or .gif, 100 word description and link to the URL of your choice.
    • Product Spotlight emails will be sent out in January and February 2017.

    WiFi / Internet Cafe Sponsor (SOLD OUT!)

    Cost: $10,000
    Availability: 1 participant

    • As the Pittcon wi-fi sponsor, your designated landing page will appear every time the user connects to our complimentary wi-fi during the week.
    • Handout must be approved by Pittcon Marketing prior to final production.
    • You will also be the official sponsor of the Internet Cafe! You will get a banner hanging prominently over the Cafe, recognized in the final program and you will be permitted to provide literature for distribution to conferees during the week.

    Giant iTab Sponsor

    Cost: $10,000
    Availability: 1 participant

    • Large, interactive touch-screen located in Magnificient Mile Park.
    • Receive custom wrap-around artwork on the iTab and an app (Android), PDF or video for conferees viewing pleasure.
    • Participation automatically qualifies you for Silver Sponsorship Level.
    Mobile App Sponsorships

    Mobile App Sponsor (SOLD OUT!)

    Cost: $5,000
    Availability: 1 participant

      Your company ad will appear on the Splash Page each time the mobile app is opened on a device and will have a URL to direct to your in-app company description or URL of choice.

      Also the exclusive in-app banner ad and an enhanced listing. Recognition in the Final Program as the Mobile App Sponsor, on-site signage and pre-event marketing.

    Mobile App: Pop to the Top

    Cost: $3,000
    Availability: 1 participant

      Get your company seen by all attendees at the top of the entire Exhibitor list. Your listing will be denoted by a prominent sponsor ribbon, bolded name and your Company logo in premium placement in the exhibitor list view.

    Mobile App: Push Notifications

    Cost: $3,000
    Availability: 8 (2 participants per day)

      Reach out to attendees during the event. Push Notifications allow you to send a message to users at a designated date and time. Use push notifications to promote a special event onsite. Send your message to the entire attendee audience or target a specified group.

    Mobile App: Product Category Sponsor

    Cost: $2,000
    Availability: TBD (# of categories)

      Target an audience interested in a particular product category. Your company will be listed at the top of the list for a sponsored product category. This allows your company to have exposure in areas specific to your organization.

    Mobile App: Enhanced Listing

    Cost: $1,000
    Availability: No limit

      Enhance your in-app listing with profile add-ons that will not only add content, they will leave attendees wanting more! Your exhibitor profile can contain the following: Custom Logo, Highlight in Exhibitor List, Embedded Video, Handouts, Product Highlight and BuzzMe.

     

     

     

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